MUSIC: Akira The Don – 11 In My Mind Still

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The wise folks over at Music Like Dirt write:

Any month that includes a new Akira The Don mixtape is a fine one indeed. ATD 16 is here and as ever it’s free from Akira’s website or for a fiver you can get an individually spray painted CD case complete with your name “Is The Don” on the cover.
Mine featured some wonky spelling and a broken badge, but as if by magic a fresh corrected copy landed on my doormat the next morning.

ATD 16’s easily the best mixtape since ohh… ATD 15, featuring as it does all manner of cover versions, sneak previews of the new album, and general brilliance. On its 20th anniversary NWA’s “Express Yourself” gets reworked East London style with doo-wop, Dot Cotton, and the classic rhyme:
Simmer Simmer, I need a blade for my strimmer

The Pet Shop Boys “Rent” is also “Don’ed” along with the finest remix of 2008, Akira’s take on Gonzo’s “Working Together“. It’s not all played for laughs, the stark “Eleven In My Mind” is a brooding warning as our civil liberties disappear in the name of fighting “terror”.

Cheers Music Like Dirt!

For you now then, the full singular version of 11 In My Mind Still, complete with intro, outro, and clean fade. Download, acapella and instrumental after the jump.

Stream: Akira The Don – 11 In My Mind Still.


Akira The Don – 11 In My Mind Still
Akira The Don ft. Littles11 In My Mind Still (Instrumental)
Akira The Don ft. Littles11 In My Mind Still (Acapella)

Akira The Don . ATD16 – The Don

Out Now!

ATD16 – The Don is the new mixtape from Akira The Don. An hour-plus of brand new songs, bootlegs, awesomeness, and special guests including Littles, Big Narstie, Pixel, Marvin, Trencha, Shizzio, Son Of King Rebel and Mary Turner.

Listen to a 160kbps one track MP3 below. You can also buy a track-seperated CD quality MP3, or a personalised CD plus T Shirt.



ATD16 Personalised CD

The hand crafted, mini-LP-styled, limited edition, numbered CD comes with the oppurtunity to get whatever the heck you want written before “The Don”. Your Mum Is, Jimmy, Fat Bob, Snoop, Someone Really Ought To Kill, whatever you like.


ttATD16 Personalised T Shirt.

Screen printed silver The Don logo on a lovely black cotton T Shirt. Same as the CD, you can get whatver you want written above “The Don”, handpainted by the OG Don, Dr A J Narkiewicz, AKA Ak Donovan ESQ.

CD & T shirt £16.99

T Size

mp3CD Quality Track Seperated MP3

ATD16 as a track seperated 320kbps MP3 bundle. Comes with bonus track.


We take all major credit and debit cards and we ship worldwide. If you’re after a T Size not listed, send us an email  – atd at akirathedon dot com – and we’ll see what we can do. If you can’t see a space in the order form to say what you want written on your CD or T, email us with your ref number and what it is you’d like and we’ll get it sussed. Safety!


Akira The Don – Dennis’ Intro
Akira The Don – The Don
Akira The Don ft Littles & Marvin – Bladed
Akira The Don – Video Highway (Snippet)
Akira The Don ft Littles – Express Yourself
Akira The Don ft Littles- My Life
Akira The Don – Eleven In My Mind Still
Akira The Don – The Death of Beef As A Viable Marketing Strategy
Akira The Don – Miracle Whip
Akira The Don ft Pixel, Trencha, Big Narstie & Littles – Got Money?
Gonzales – Working Together (Akira The Don Remix)
Akira The Don ft Shizzio – Lissen
Mercantile Aims – Fun With Science
Akira The Don – Rent
Akira The Don – Push it To The Limit
Akira The Don ft Martin Carr – A Lonesome Town
Akira The Don ft Littles – No Matter What
Son Of King Rebel – I Don’t Love Jesus No More

— Saturday, October 11th, 2008

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  1. brandonwaters
    October 11, 2008
    4:19 am

    oi! akira when will i be able to buy your albums on itunes all i can get now is clones and when we were young dude wheres thivin or the don bra.!!!! well keep up dat good shit and i hope your next cd is awsomeness although it makes me wonder how awsom you is. i mean each cd is better than the last . you must be pretty kick ass.lol..


  2. neil
    October 11, 2008
    6:57 am

    Damn If Id known you were going to cut and paste me on the front page I'd have sat down and written something a bit more eloquent!! Cheers for the link and a clean version of 11 on my mind. Thanks for the 2 CD's too

    Just got back from a talk by Chuck D down on the Southbank. Incredible – witty, insightful, angry, calm, thoughtful.

  3. Akira The Don
    October 11, 2008
    6:53 pm

    Hot shit! What was he talking about?

    Hey B, you can get any MP3s you might need from this sight, cheaper than iTunes and at twice the bitrate. OMFG!

  4. brandonwaters
    October 14, 2008
    4:51 am

    yea but i gotta pay you in pounds and so me buying somthin from you is liek 50 fucking bucks and i love yer shit n all bra but i gotta keep my studieo going too. ya know. i am saving up tho to buy the new albums and the pas like 4 mixtapes so yea.

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